The primary reason that people fail to achieve their nutrition and fitness goals is that they are misinformed. You can’t get through a half-hour of TV without seeing advertisements for the latest “Ab-Gadget,” or bottles of “Thermo-Fat-Demolisher.” You’ve seen amazing success stories in magazines from customers of weight-loss companies. You’ll even see electrodes in a briefcase that you can connect to your muscles to make them contract a hundred times in five minutes.
I think that I have some sunflower DNA. Have you ever drive by a field of sunflowers. Depending on which side you approach you either see a glorious field of sunflowers or a bland field of stocks. You are probably thinking at this point I am going to speak about my personality being like a sunflower. Nope! Sunflowers will move so that they face the sun.
Several hours after I wrote my last post, I went to the ER....three kidney stones, said 10-12 days for them to probably get through my body. Surgery postponed until the stones go away. First set of meds didn't help, after day 4 got another set of different meds. Day 5 still uncomfortable. Left side is what's sore, and its bad. So a great reason not to work out if you have pain below the next. Actually I had no desire to work out.....so posts will be related to kidney stones for awhile.
Contrary to popular belief I am extremely clumsy and accident prone, and I am no good at sports. Seirously...let me explain. First of all, I must explain that I am extremely fit-strong, good endurance, relatively flexible, etc. I am an accomplished runner, not so much in that I have won races but I have a successfully finished many half marathons with decent times. I have attempted to diversify my activities and have recently participated in biking, boxing, and gymnastics. All of this leads people to believe that I must be good at "sports". Not
Our local grocery store, Lowes Food, is going to implement the NuVal nutrition scoring to help their customers make better choices when it comes to a healthy lifestyle.This will be implemented in August so keep your eyes peeled.In case you are not familiar with NuVal here is their link.http://www.nuval.com/If your local grocery store is not currently doing it I would suggest righting to them.
My clients love a workout that is: challenging, ever-changing, surprising, functional, engaging (mind, body, spirit), and fun! For example, I like to regularly play with the usual variables (intensity of exercise, order of exercise, combination of movments, tempo of movement, rest periods, etc...). So, today everybody was doing a variety of exercises that they thought (after seeing me demonstrate) wouldn't be too tough.... 1) Combination overhead press (45 degrees) and chest press, with tempo contrast of 2 slow (op) and 2 fast (cp)
Are the hot summer days just getting to hard to handle without a nice cool treat? There are several low call treats that you can enjoy and not feel guilty about eating. Some of my favorite low calorie healthy treats that I turn to when the heat is getting to me are as follows.Popsicles (Really tasty and very low calorie)Homemade smoothies (Throw some no sugar added frozen fruit and yogurt in a blender and enjoy)Low fat frozen yogurt (only one of the all time best summer treats)
To be fair…a few things I did not care much care for!Just because I am a dietitian at Hy-Vee does not mean I will not tell you about a few products I did not care much for that I tried this past week for the first time.